Self-Exams, Early Detection Critical in ‘War on Melanoma,’ UAMS Guest Lecturer Says

Source: UAMS, May 2022

May 17, 2022 | May 17, 2022 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) hosted the latest installment of the Colonel Randy Holland Melanoma Lecture Series on May 6, an event that focuses on melanoma awareness, detection, prevention and treatment.

“Melanoma is the one really lethal skin cancer that you can see with your eyes,” said guest lecturer Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D., from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). “That’s why we need to be teaching the public that they can examine their own skin.”

Leachman is chair of the Department of Dermatology at OHSU and director of the Melanoma Program at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.